I've seen it time and time again. Dancers with long cuts on the bottom of their feet that just wont close because, let's face it, what dancer has the luxury to rest it out until the wound heals properly? I searched the web for some tips and tricks, here's what I found:
The New York Times - The Claim: SUPER GLUE Can Heal Wounds - In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration approved a similar, antibacterial form of the substance called 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate, which is marketed as Dermabond.
BUTTERFLY BANDAGES / TAPE?
I found this article on USHealthWorks.com Suture, Glue or Tape – Wound Closure with Choices.
The following video will teach you a little about using a butterfly closure to secure a large cut temporarily.
It's not always easy to tell if a cut requires stitches. Ultimately, it's up to your health care provider to determine if stitches are needed. You should seek medical care for any cut that:
- Is deep, jagged, or gaping
- Is on the face or another part of the body where scarring may be an issue
- Bleeds profusely, without stopping, after 20 minutes of direct pressure
- Feels numb
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